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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)


Cancer Australia has produced a range of resources about cancer which have been translated into other languages.


Cancer Australia is committed to supporting culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Australia. 


To access Cancer Australia’s freely available range of cancer publications, including: guidelines, cancer guides, reports, fact sheets and pamphlets in 10 non-English languages, click on your language below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer

Cancer Australia has compiled answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer based on information and evidence currently available in Australia and internationally. These include answers to questions about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer, delivery of the vaccines, and more. 

With the assistance of NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service translators and checkers, these FAQs have been translated into the ten most commonly spoken languages in Australia other than English: Arabic (العربية); Chinese, Simplified (简体中文); Chinese, Traditional (繁體中文); Greek (Ελληνικά); Hindi (हिन्दी); Italian (Italiano); Korean (한국어); Spanish (Español); Tagalog (Tagalog); Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

The information in these FAQs is current as at February 2022. These FAQs are updated on a regular basis, as new information and evidence emerges.

Key updates since the current published FAQs are:

  • For people who are at greatest risk of severe illness from COVID-19, ATAGI recommends an additional (2nd) booster dose known as the “winter booster dose” 4 months after the 1st booster dose. This includes:
    • people aged 16 years or older who are severely immunocompromised, such as people with cancer receiving chemotherapy (for more information on eligibility visit here);
    • adults aged 65 years or older;
    • residents of aged care or disability care facilities; and
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years or older.
  • This means that for people who are severely immunocompromised, 3 primary doses are recommended for those aged 5 years or older, and 2 booster doses (5 doses total) are recommended for those aged 16 years or older.
  • The Novavax vaccine is now available for people aged 18 years and older.
  • The Moderna vaccine is now available for all people aged 6 years or older (previously this was available for people ages 12 years or older).

For FAQs in your language, view below.

Cancer won’t wait

While cancer is more common as we get older, you can develop cancer at any age. It’s really important to know your body and know the symptoms to look out for.

If you have a new change in your body that hasn’t gone away, such as a lump, don’t put off seeing your doctor. Most changes are not cancer, but if it is cancer, the earlier it is found, the better.

Your doctor is there to look after your health as usual. You can book an appointment to see your doctor in person, or talk to them on your phone or on your computer (telehealth).

Getting free screening for cancer can also help protect your health through early detection, even if you don’t have any symptoms of the disease. Visit for more information.

View our Cancer Won’t Wait video in your language below.

TIS National

If you would like an interpreter to help you understand any information on this website, please call TIS National on 131 450 and ask them to call Cancer Australia on 02 9357 9400.

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